2m Net Report August & September 2020

Our 2 meter net meets EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training grounds for potential emergency situations as well as helping new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”!

Our club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has all the information about our 2 meter net. This includes the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied only as a guide to insure that the important information is given out weekly – you can use it anyway you see fit) and a list of the recent check-in members.

If you have an interest in joining the NET CONTROL STATIONS as an operator, please call me (432/386-8052) or holler during the Wednesday Net. We could really use a couple of extra hands to be NCS! The script and “check-in roster” are both posted on the club website for you to download and use as a NCS! 

The months of August and September we had nine (9) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date         Check-ins    Net Control Station
Aug 5             15             KF5KMA – Dan
Aug 12           20             KA5PVB – Chuck
Aug 19           14             KI5ANQ – Scott
Aug 26           16             KG5LMG – Marvin
    monthly total – 65

Sept 2            21             KG5LMG – Marvin filling in for N5BBJ
Sept 9            18             KF5KMA – Dan
Sept 16          19             KA5PVB – Chuck
Sept 23          16             KI5ANQ – Scott
Sept 30          19             KG5LMG – Marvin
    monthly total – 93

   ******Total of 158 check-ins for both August and September! ********

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and participate in the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (you’re in for the head count, but not participating in the actual net). ALL participation is appreciated and encouraged!

Echo-Link System check-ins are as follows:
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran 3 times each from Crystal Falls, MI.
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua 3 times (He is also our Echo-Link Monitor during the net, THANKS A BUNCH)!
KI5JTB – Rachel from San Marcos, TX. 4 times.
N5BBJ – Bruce from Channelview, TX (near Houston).
KF5WBE – Greg from 20 miles South of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
KI5EXF – Sharon from Buda, TX (South of Austin) cleaning out old home prior to completely moving to Alpine!
KG5GBO – John from Baton Rouge, LA.

W5JSR – Steve and KK5ROB – Robin 3 times from Peoria, AZ. (near Phoenix).
KG5GBO – John from Baton Rouge, LA.
KF5WBE – Gary still near the T.R.N.P. in North Dakota (as noted above).
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua 3 times and still monitoring the Echo-Link system for us!
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran 3 times from Crystal Falls, MI.
                AND 1 time from Des Moines, IA. stopped over there on the way back to their Fort Davis Resort home! Welcome Back.
KI5JTB – Rachel 4 times from San Marcos, TX

I want to specifically thank our five (5) Net Control stations for all of their efforts on behalf of the club’s 2 meter net for the entire year. It just  wouldn’t have happened if you were NOT there! Our Net Control Stations are:

KF5KMA – Dan, KG5LMG – Marvin, N5BBJ – Bruce, W5RHN – Bob, and KI5ANQ – Scott

When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net!

We hope everyone is staying safe in 2020!


Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB  
2 meter Net Manager

Author: Chuck Dobbins

2m Net Manager